Game Review: Zombie Army Trilogy (PlayStation 4)

Do you love annihilating zombies? If so, this is the game for you! 

Rebellion’s Zombie Army Trilogy is remastered, recut, and unleashed. It is set in an alternate perception of World War II. It is 1945 in Berlin, and Hitler, seeing defeat at the hands of the Allies, unleashes his unholy last stand – “a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to overwhelm the whole of Europe.” (Rebellion). Players may choose to play through fifteen challenging missions that stretch across three extraordinary campaigns, or in the bloodthirsty horde mode, surviving against unlimited and progressively difficult waves of zombies across 5 dedicated maps. Available in solo or in online co-op for 2-4 players, and allows players to be one of eight different heroes.

The first time I played this game, I immediately found out that it was difficult and challenging, but I couldn’t stop playing. After a few games of constantly dying, I began to get the hang of the controls and started enjoying this horror-filled, action-packed third-person shooter. 

My favorite part of this game is being able to choose your load out. Options include choosing a quantity of different explosives, and one of each type of three weapons from a variety of rifles, submachine guns or a shotgun, and pistols to create the best zombie-slaying load out. All throughout each map are crates of ammo, explosives, safe rooms, and a secret weapon. These can come in handy when coming up against the legions of Undead Super Soldiers which consist of Armoured Skeletons, Zombie Snipers, Chainsaw Elites, Fire Demons, and many more before facing Hitler. This gameplay is like watching a scary movie; a rush of adrenaline hits as you get the feeling a zombie might jump out, but you don’t know when or where. There are no exact spawn points, and zombies come from every which way. If you are playing co-op, I advise you to play as a team and get each other’s backs. 

The sound and graphics are a big part of this game. When a critical hit is made, the camera changes to the bullet’s point of view, allowing the player to see it rip through the zombie’s skin, breaking bones, and splattering blood everywhere. The atmosphere portrayed is a job well done. Playing in a gloomy and fearful atmosphere, with zombie horde grunts and moans, keeps a player on alert. While exploring maps filled, clearly with Nazi a-cult experiments keeps a player curious.

The campaign, zombie horde mode, interchangeable load-outs and characters, action-packed gameplay, and terrifying graphics and scary sounds, all blend together to create a video game masterpiece. The Zombie Army Trilogy is enjoyably challenging and all-around fun. This game will have you constantly playing to understand each map, test new methods, and test different load-outs. I would advise you to purchase this game promptly, as a game of this magnitude can not receive justice from a renting service.

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